History of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands

History and timeline of the southern Moreton Bay Islands…

Sunrise Before the Rain and the History of Tin Can Bay

I woke to a blaze of color…then the rain came. https://weather.yahoo.com.au/local-forecast/qld/tin-can-bay Tin Can Bay is located just off the Tin Can Bay Road in southeast Queensland a distance of about 170km north from Brisbane (show me). Tin Can Bay has a population of around 2,000 and is one of the smaller towns in Australia. TinContinue reading “Sunrise Before the Rain and the History of Tin Can Bay”

Coal Train through Comet

http://www.laingorourke.com/our-work/all-projects/blackwater-coal-handling-plant.aspx http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_railway_system The Blackwater railway system is located in Central Queensland and services the coal mining area of the Bowen Basin. It carries coal, as well as products, to other destinations by way of connections to the North Coast Line at Rocklands and the Goonyella Line via Gregory coal mine to Oaky Creek. Together withContinue reading “Coal Train through Comet”

Museum at Windorah Queensland..Whitula Gate Museum

The Information Centre at Windorah also had a Museum which was built around a Boundary Riders Mud cottage which was carefully transported from out of Windorah to the current location. Here it sits in glorious splendour lovingly cared for by the Community and volunteers, surrounded with memorabilia from the past. http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/whitula-gate-museum/index.cfm The Whitula Gate MuseumContinue reading “Museum at Windorah Queensland..Whitula Gate Museum”

Bedourie Spa and Swimming Centre

http://www.diamantina.qld.gov.au/water Bedourie’s Artesian Spa and Swimming Pool Complex has a 22 person Therapeutic Spa, which is one of the favorite for locals and visitors alike. The crystal clear water comes directly from the artesian bore in town and the 25 metre swimming pool is beautifully cool after your time in the spa. There are threeContinue reading “Bedourie Spa and Swimming Centre”

Bedourie …An Oasis in the Desert

Bedourie is a town with a population of 120 perched on a sand dune, surrounded by Eyre Creek, 1,600 kms from Brisbane and 200 kms from Birdsville. Bedourie is the Administrative centre of the Diamantina Shire which covers an area of 95,000 sq kms. In the 1800’s it was a major rest stop for  droversContinue reading “Bedourie …An Oasis in the Desert”

Sunrise at Surfers Paradise

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfers_Paradise,_Queensland Surfers Paradise is a suburb within the local government area of Gold Coast City in Queensland, Australia…. known as ‘Surfers’, the suburb has many high-rise apartment buildings and a wide surf beach. The feature of the central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs through the shopping precinct. Cavill Avenue, named after Jim Cavill,Continue reading “Sunrise at Surfers Paradise”

Banana Boats at Russell Island

The first long-term settlers were attracted by the island’s sugar potential as well as its timber. The arrival of settlers, such as John Willes, in the late 1860s marked the beginning of the island’s farming period, which lasted for the next 100 years. Over this time  many lucrative farms produced fruit and vegetables for theContinue reading “Banana Boats at Russell Island”

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